David Firmin

Shareholder in Charge of Finance

Phone: 303.991.2028
David A. Firmin is the Shareholder in Charge of Finance at Altitude Community Law. David is a longtime resident of Colorado having moved to Littleton when he was 6 years of age. David stayed in the area attending the University of Denver for both undergraduate and law school. Out of law school, David’s legal work concentrated on real estate law and development issues including formation and creation of homeowners associations. Prior to entering the Homeowners association world, David worked with Ryland Homes and K. Hovnanian Homes handling land acquisitions, land entitlements, corporate governance and special districts. David has also worked with the Wheat Ridge Housing Authority and the Douglas County Housing Partnership setting up homeowner associations for income qualified housing developments. An active volunteer with the Community Association Institute, David has served on the CAI-RMC Spring Showcase Committee, Mountain Conference Committee and Colorado Legislative Action Committee. He has also been a frequent presenter for CAI at both a local and national level, presents for HOA Leader on nationwide topics and is recognized as an industry leader. In his spare time, David enjoys biking, snow shoeing, and traveling both locally and worldwide.

Education:
B.A. University of Denver – 1991
Juris Doctorate, University of Denver School of Law – 1998

Professional Organizations:
Colorado Bar Association – Since 2007
Community Associations Institute – Since 2006
1st Judicial District Bar Association – Since 2007
Community Associations Institute, Colorado Legislative Action Committee – 2017 to 2018

Admitted In:
Colorado and Arizona

Outside Speaking Engagements:
Foundation Principles of CCIOA: Establishment of a Community Under CCIOA
CBA-CLE Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act (CCIOA): What Attorneys Need to Know
November 9, 2022

Upcoming Speaking Engagements:
2023

01/12 2022 – Year in Review

06/1 Legislative and Case Law Update

06/07 Legislative and Case Law Update (The Condensed Version)

 

Recent Publications by David A. Firmin

In eager anticipation of new legislation, the first of the homeowner association bills was introduced in the form of HB 23-1105.  HB 23-1105 proposes to create task forces to investigate relationships between metro districts, district boards, homeowners’ associations and their boards and the owners they serve.  If signed into law, these task forces will examineGo to Article

We are heading into the bottom of the 9th inning, and the Legislature has brought in their clean-up hitters to deal with the remaining bills on their agenda.  With the session ending on May 11, the two bodies are scrambling to finish up the session’s work and take final action on all remaining bills.  So,Go to Article

In direct response to the issues occurring across the nation, Rep. Titone (D) (Wheat Ridge) introduced HB HB22-1387, titled an Act “Concerning Measures to Ensure that A Common Interest Community has Adequate Reserve Funds.” As drafted, HB22-1387 will do the following: Require the Developer of a Community to provide a reserve study for the communityGo to Article

Of the original six bills concerning homeowners’ associations, four have been acted upon and either passed into law or postponed, leaving three bills left.  Yes, I know the math doesn’t work unless you add HB 22-1314 which is not titled as an HOA bill but does impact common interest communities (more on this below). AsGo to Article

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